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- Life is great when you’re a dog in a white family🌼💛
- northern tides tickling our toes
- And it's Monday again 😅💐🤷♀️
- The last few days have been in a way, life changing. Life changing moments aren’t always these huge, shocking, and extremely noticeable turns of events. Sometimes, your life changing moments are.. discovering something about yourself and being able to pin point it, learning how to take care of yourself in a way that’s productive for you, or experiencing falling in love with your husband all over again while he helps to remind you how to love yourself. @ronberry762 thank you for being such a caring and thoughtful husband (even when it doesn’t show lol) I loved our 500mile weekend road trip and much needed quality time together, these memories will last a lifetime and I’m so thankful to share them with you. The little things, are the big things. I love you
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- “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25
- a treasure in the woods
- Happy Easter from me and Emma 💐
- day 7 into the Alaskan Adventure. The heat broke in the car so haven’t taken this blanket off
- misty morning in the mountains.
- 🐚Clatsop Loop🐚
Start at the Indian Beach Trailhead in Ecola State Park for this 3 mile loop hike. It only gains about 700 feet but it’s all in the first 1.5 miles so it is a bit strenuous. Hiker’s Camp is halfway through the trail and has some cabins and a fire pit. I think this would be a great trail for a beginners backpacking trip. Just past Hiker’s Camp is a viewpoint where you can see the Tillamook Rock Light. My favorite part of the hike is the World War II bunkers, which you can see in the last few photos. I love hikes with historical structures, especially when it’s kinda creepy, like these abandoned bunkers that look like a horror movie set!
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- 🌼Lyle Cherry Orchard🌼
A hidden gem on the WA side of the Gorge, Lyle Cherry Orchard offers beautiful panoramic views of the Columbia River, wildflowers, one cherry tree, and lots and lots of ticks. The hike is about 5.5 miles with 1500 feet elevation gain and is rated as moderate. Despite the name, there is only one cherry tree that I found, and it is marked with an X at the summit. The views were spectacular the entire way. However, I would not bring my dogs back here, as I spent hours picking ticks off them afterwards and there was a lot of poison oak as well. I have also heard reports of rattlesnakes in the summertime. Wear long sleeves and pants and you should be fine (but that won’t protect you from the rattlers so be careful). By the way, I saw several spots along the trail that had been reconstructed. Thank you @gorgefriends for maintaining this trail!
- I hiked Tamawanas Falls a few weeks ago. It’s one of my favorite hikes because I love waterfalls and I love the Mt. Hood area. It was about 3.8 miles round trip with a 740 feet elevation gain so it’s great for beginners (if you have a friend who doesn’t hike, take them here and maybe they’ll catch the hiking bug...) In the last picture you’ll see a cute little friend I made along the way 🦇 I found him chilling on the rocks near the river, perfectly healthy and content!
- Dreaming of summers at Trillium Lake 😍 Did you know I’m originally from Portland, Oregon? I’m living in rural Pennsylvania now... what a HUGE change and culture shock when I moved here. Predominantly white republicans, no public transit, coyote and deer to worry about, everything is far away and you have to take a million back roads... many things I was used to. However, the dogs have so much more freedom and our rent is so cheap 😂 I miss oregon, but I don’t think I’ll ever choose to live in the city again! Do you live in your hometown? Would you ever move back?
- There is really nothing better than just being outside and taking in all of the beautiful sights that nature has to offer us. I swear the PNW has some of the best views 😍 to all of my local PNW followers, what are your favorite hiking spots?!⛰🏕